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Top 10: Pet Peeves

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 7:00pm
As decided by the Fourth Estate staff   1) Smoking while walking in front of you 2) Flip-flops, in general 3) Listening to music on the Metro without wearing headphones 4) When people steal your food 5) Overusing the word...

This week at Mason

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 7:00pm
Monday, Feb. 20 Midterm progress reports Screening: “Ex Machina” | JC Cinema | 6 p.m. | Free   Tuesday, Feb. 21 Hispanic Student Association Karaoke Night | The Hub Ballroom | 7 p.m. | Free Improv Jam | JC Georges...

The Johnson Center gets revamped

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 7:00pm
New dining options to be added to the JC over spring break BY FAREEHA REHMAN, ONLINE EDITOR   The Johnson Center will undergo renovations during spring break to give Mason students brand-new dining options. According to Caitlin Lundquist, unit marketing...

Mason Pride Alliance rally

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 7:00pm
Students hold rally in wake of anti-LGBTQ Virginia bill BY MIA WISE, ASSISTANT CAMPUS EDITOR   The Mason Pride Alliance, along with Transgender Queer Mason and Arrows and Aces, organized a rally Feb. 7. These organizations, which are communities for...

Mason attends AWP

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 7:00pm
Writers meet up in DC for annual conference   BY TODD GONDA, COPY CHIEF   This year several Mason organizations attended the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference and book fair from Feb. 8 to 11 in Washington D.C....

Cartoon: What’s wrong?

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 7:00pm
By Billy Ferguson, Graphics Editor

Top 10: Reasons to work at Fourth Estate

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 7:00pm
Join the team.   1) Get experience in writing, photographing, designing and editing. 2) Interview cool people. 3) Interview boring people. 4) Cover protests, concerts and games. 5) Meet people with similar interests. 6) Cut heds, bury ledes and kill...

Top 10: Grossing rom-coms of all time

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 7:00pm
Just in time for Valentine’s Day   The following numbers reflect lifetime gross. Information courtesy of  Box Office Mojo. Used with permission.   1) “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” | $241,438,208 2) “What Women Want” | $182,811,707 3) “Hitch” |...

A Valentine’s Day mixtape

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 7:00pm
No more mushy love songs. Here are five tracks that won’t make your crush blush.   BY MACKENZIE REAGAN, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF   While cheesy love songs have their place—high school dances, first dances at weddings, weeknight karaoke—for the most part, they’re...

Break out of boredom

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 7:00pm
Room Escape DC offers life-sized puzzles   BY JAMES STEMPLE, STAFF WRITER Puzzles come in all shapes and sizes. At Room Escape DC, however, puzzles come in the form of being locked in a room with a time limit on...

Giant Food proves to be catering to the Mason student

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 1:00pm
BY KY’LEND ADAMS Giant Food grocery store, which has been in the University Mall Shopping Center since 1977, re-opened its doors Feb. 9 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Heather Wade, store manager at Giant, gave an exclusive tour to Student Media...

Food delivery services make college life easier

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 9:00pm
BY MOLLY FESER, STAFF WRITER   Whether it’s in line at the bookstore, in the HUB mail room or on the waitlist for a class you really want, you will spend much of your time at Mason waiting in a...

Breaking up is easy to do

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 9:00pm
Tips on how to end a relationship   BY MACKENZIE REAGAN, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF   Well, this is awkward. Everyone’s excited for Valentine’s Day, but you no longer feel the way you did when you first started dating your significant other. Maybe...

Students protest executive order, others show support

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 9:00pm
The Mason community reacts to Trump’s travel ban BY SARAH BASSIL, STAFF WRITER Hundreds of Mason students met outside of North Plaza at approximately 3 p.m. Jan. 31 to protest an executive order signed by President Donald J. Trump. The...

Everything you need to know about President Trump’s controversial executive order

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 9:00pm
BY NATALIA KOLENKO, CAMPUS EDITOR President Trump’s recent executive order entitled “Protection of the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” was created to keep persons from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia from entering the...

Check out this week’s on-campus events

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 7:00pm
Monday, Feb. 13 Last day to drop classes (33 percent tuition penalty) “The 13th” film screening | JC Cinema | 4:30 p.m. | Free Tuesday, Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day Paul Mitchell Fashion Show Event | The Hub Ballroom | 2...

The life and legacy of Yama Quraishi

Mon, 13/02/2017 - 4:00pm
Grad student dies in terrorist attack in Afghanistan BY ERIK TRUONG, STAFF WRITER Mason faced a somber day Jan. 10 when Mason graduate student Yama Quraishi was killed in a terrorist attack while in Afghanistan. Working for the Afghanistan Embassy...

Student Government update

Mon, 13/02/2017 - 4:00pm
Key Legislation, Discussion and Debates BY RYAN COONEY, STUDENT GOVERNMENT BEAT WRITER Student government met Feb. 2 for its weekly meeting in Merten Hall 1201. Key legislation of the day included discussion on Resolution 29, which sought to establish a...

Mason Homecoming events

Mon, 13/02/2017 - 12:00pm
Happy Homecoming, Patriots! Check out these events planned for the week:   Monday, Feb. 6 6 p.m. Homecoming Parade and Kick-off   Tuesday, Feb. 7 12 p.m. Patriot’s Day of Service 7:30 p.m. Homecoming Groceringo   Wednesday, Feb. 8 12...

Valentine’s Day date ideas

Mon, 13/02/2017 - 12:00pm
BY JAMES STEMPLE, STAFF WRITER We all know that dreaded feeling: checking your bank account and seeing the equivalent of a tumbleweed rolling through the desert. It’s a common stereotype that college students are broke. For many of us, as...